The Adolescent Parenting Program (APP) is a free program that serves any Johnston County pregnant or parenting teen nineteen years or younger, who wants support achieving life goals and establishing family plans. This program is a part of the Department of Social Services, and works with other community agencies such as the school systems and the health department. Social Workers will meet with the participants at least monthly at home, school, or other community locations.
The APP assists pregnant or parenting adolescents by providing services and support to participants who are interested in:
The APP program has proven effective at helping young parents. Over 90% of the teen parents who have participated in the program have not experienced a subsequent pregnancy during the time they were involved in APP. The incidence of child abuse and neglect is much lower for APP participants than for teen parents outside of the program.
Learn More and Apply
For more information, contact the Adolescent Parenting Program social worker via phone at 919-989-5300
All inquiries go through the DSS main number:
This includes Food Stamps (FNS), Medicaid, Temporary Assistance Needy Families (TANF), Child Care, Child Protection, Adult Protection, Foster Parenting, Transportation, and more.
Report Child Abuse/Neglect
Report Adult Abuse/Neglect
Call 911 or (919) 989-5000.